A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2004)

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, whose camera style and imagery Guillermo del Toro pilfered for his excrutiatingly bad Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), is a cherished filmmaker; not by me, however. I find his work hollow, lightweight and bedecked with pointless swooping camera movements and nonsensical digital effects. From Sébastien Japrisot’s novel, Un long dimanche de fiançailles is convolutedly plotted […]